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  • First Friday Hawaii
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  • Chinatown Courtyard - One Night Stand in The Chinatown Courtyard

  • Type: Exhibit
    Date: Friday - 11/6/2009
    Time: 5pm - 9pm
    Mendonca Building Courtyard
    1126 Smith Street
    #11 on the Gallery
    Walk Guide
    (Other Venues)
    For More info:
    JoDee Hunt, 262-5930
    View Map
    Cost: Free
The Mendonca Building's unique Courtyard is open again for a First Friday celebration! You will know when you are close because you will smell the hot malasadas that TAG will have cooking near the Gate.

Garry Palm returns with his easel to chat and paint on the spot. He will be showing his usual “Palm Girls” and his amazingly detailed floral scapes. ╩Perhaps you remember his classic 1995 GTE Hawaiian Telephone phonebook cover with over 20 varieties of his exquisite orchids. ╩╩He will be bringing a representative selection of matted and framed prints as well as several originals, note cards and calendars.

Alyssa Ferguson and her Pink Zen jewelry are new to the Courtyard. She will be showing her unique creations that are all made in her North Shore Studio. She describes her artistry as “Poetic silence and a naturalist lifestyle in which you find your truth, salvation and most importantly your stillness within╚ Find your Zen moment by placing a pink plumeria into the sea, while breathing deeply or meditating on the pink hibiscus, rose or lotus.

Martine Aceves Foster will return with her exquisite photos of her flowers as people rarely pause to experience them. She will also have images of people and places encountered in her travels. Images which invite viewers to weave a narrative about where the people are, what has brought them there and where they are headed. Raised by her mother to look at the world through “finger frames," the camera became a natural extension of her way of viewing her surroundings as well as a method to record and communicate her perceptions. After pursuing photography mostly on her own, Aceves-Foster’s work first debuted at the Artists of Hawaii 2007 exhibition at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. She has since exhibited at Nohea Island Arts, the Honolulu Club, Kalapawai Café and South Street Gallery among other venues.

Nancy Mueting will be showing her Digital photography with computer program enhancement. Her formal education includes an A.A. degree in Fine Art and Landscape Architecture. She believes there is significance in every photograph that can be nurtured into an expression of art. ╩╩She will be showing Hawaiiana, modern and retro; ocean recreation and landscape scenes with an emphasis on the human element. She notes that you should ask to receive a 10% readers discount on artwork at "One Night Stand”.

Jules Schaper will be returning to the courtyard and will be showing her unique and very colorful batik like paintings on rice paper, mostly with a Hawaiian theme. Additional work of hers can be seen on

Otis Schaper, surfer, surfboard builder, husband, father, singer/songwriter has been living in Hawaii since 1987. While managing surfboard production at The Factory in Wahiawa and raising nine year-old Kawehi with his wife Jules, Schaper still finds time to write songs and perform occasionally. Perhaps Kawehi will also be joining him on stage for a few numbers. Returning to the Chinatown Courtyard, he will be featuring tunes from his current solo recording effort, some new unrecorded favorites and select covers. Otis recorded a classic rock flavored CD titled “Meet The Strangers” with his band of 12 years, The Strangers, in 2008. CDs will be available in the Courtyard during the event or at CD Baby,, or on iTunes.

Kate Wagner will be providing her Box dinners from the Starpoint Café. She always has some interesting pieces inside to view while you eat.

Enter into the Chinatown Courtyard on Smith Street through the stand of bamboo at the Blue Dragon Gate. Just sniff for the malasadas! This event is free and open to the public.

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